A chocolate truffle is a type of chocolate confectionery, traditionally made with chocolate ganache which is coated with cocoa powder or chopped toasted nuts (Typically almonds and hazelnuts) or sometimes toasted coconut. It is usually spherical, conical or curved in shape. Sometimes, they are also flavoured with rum.
Truffles are really simple to make and has a sophisticated dinner party appearance. Make them a day before and serve them at your parties and impress your guests!
You can serve them in individual cups to make them look more appealing.
Ingredients: (Makes about 10 truffles)
- Good- Quality Dark Chocolate- 200 grams
- Cream- 100 ml
- Butter- 2 tablespoons
- Caster sugar- 1 tablespoon
- Cocoa powder- to roll over
- Chopped cashew nuts or nuts of your choice (Almonds, hazelnuts)- 1 ½ cup or enough to roll over (NOTE- You can also toast the chopped nuts )
Finely chop the chocolate and transfer it into a glass bowl. Heat butter, sugar and cream in a saucepan until the cream is hot but not boiling. Pour the cream and butter mixture over the chocolate. Allow it to sit for a minute and then start mixing. Mix until the chocolate has completely melted and forms a smooth, glossy mixture. If you still have a few chunks of choAllow the mixture to come to room temperature. Once it has come to room temperature, cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Check on the chocolate ganache once at two and half hours to check if it is thick. You can also keep it at room temperature overnight or for 7-8 hours. The chocolate should be in such a consistency that if you remove a bit of the ganache with a spoon, it should hold it’s shape and stay stable. Do not leave it for too long as well as it can harden.
Slightly wet or oil hands. Take a tablespoon of the thick ganache mixture, roll into a ball and immediately roll over cocoa powder or chopped nuts. Place the rolled truffles in a tray and chill for 10 minutes. Serve. 🙂